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#1 Ted Walker

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:34

Does anyone have the period Minimum Weight limits for Formula Atlantic. I know for 1973 itwas 440kg.

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#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:00

968 lbs when it started, which is the same thing. (Source: Autocar 17 Dec 1970 p23 but also to be found on http://www.oldracingcars.com/atlantic/)

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#3 Catalina Park

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:01

Australian Formula Pacific in 1983 was a minimum weight of 476kg.

#4 llmaurice

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 13:22

Makes you wonder how classic FF2000 cars are so good as they also weigh in at 440kg with only 128 brake !
I'm always saddened by how little interest "the purists" have in our two most competitive series in their day -ff1600 and 2000 .

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 13:35

Originally posted by llmaurice
Makes you wonder how classic FF2000 cars are so good as they also weigh in at 440kg with only 128 brake !

Or to put it another way, imagine an FF2000 car with the best part of 100bhp more :up:

#6 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 14:09

Am I being called a "purist"?

One day, I predict OldRacingcars.com will have FF2000 results on it. However, given how long the 1950 F1 season is taking us, don't expect any major Formula Ford breakthrough much before the second coming.

#7 llmaurice

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 21:18

I might not be around for that . Thanks anyway !
Don't know about another 100 brake but the German Zagt engines seem to have about 10 bhp over "normal" !